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of new laws set to hit the books january 1 from new rules on the road to sales tax increases for sm.=i=r? we're live to preview some of the new rules and laws. nannette? californians taxes will go up in just a few days. the income tax will go up for high earners and sales tax going up for everyone. >> shoppers still getting their fill with after christmas sale buzz sales tax will jump another quarter sent bringing state wide tax to 7.5% for four years. california voters okayed the hike to safe schools from deeper cuts. >> i have a 17-year-old daughter and grandchildren going to be in school. whatever we've got to do, we'll dig in deeper to help. >> not everyone is happy with another tax hike. >> in the looking forward to it. this n reason for it to improve things but i never see it going towards that. >> also, help for senior citizens modeled after the amber alert a silver alert for anyone 65 or older who is missing and in great danger because of the medical conditions like alzheimer's. families typically have to wait 24 hours to file a report. >> silver alert law just super sides a
how they work. there is a breath sample taken. law enforcement agencies say check points such as this one help to intercept drunk drivers and take them off of the streets. redwood city police officers have checked 15,000 vehicles so far this holiday period. and made 18 arrests. they support the bill. >> this legislation is being propose today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal that we have in detering people that may not just have the will, dedication or moral fort tud to not drive drunk. >> the device costs about $100 but requires ongoing cal braigs to ensure accuracy that can run an additional $50 to $100 every two months. mothers against drunk driving would prefer laws tougher. >> i prefer they're installed on every dui convicted person's car. this is a great stop gach. >> four california counties are in the middle of a pilot project in which those devices are required after the first dui conviction. and is hoping that feed back from that pilot project might provide ammunition it needs for a tougher law. >> writers on edge after another person was pu
. >> the bargaining continues tonight. >> the fremont please chief has called it quits. he was worked in law enforcement for more than four decade. he will be replaced by the captain. the chief will stay on the job for the next four months to help the transition. >> in two days you'll see new laws take effect in california, one law for private space travel. >> we'll break down this incredible video that show planes crashing into a freeway. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. will there be rain for the all-important new year's night? we'll take a look at the >> break new. hillary clinton has been admitted to the hospital with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she received this month. the doctors found the clot during a followup exam today. she was admitted to a hospital in new york so doctors can treat her and keep an eye on her. >>> on tuesday, several new laws go into effect in california. here's a look at some of them. california bill be the first state to ban therapy for gay teens. private companies that provide space travel will have greater protection from civil suits in cases of disaster
to be exgrempt a key education law. state department of education was hoping to win a reprieve from no child left behind. the law punishes schools and districts if not enough students are proficient and n.english and math. 6,000 schools have been labeled as failing. the state argued the schools are being required to send sed aside funding for outside tutoring program autos "los angeles times" publish aid list unlike any other including thousands of confidential files of expected sex abuse within the boy scouts. the map posted online includes names of the alleged abusers and a copy of the original scouts report. the victims names do not appear. the boy scouts kept files for is own internal use and began conducting criminal background checks in 2008. 34 residents are included on that list. >> we know the old saying don't let the bed bugs bite. guess what? they are in the east bay. the ala immediate why county health department is getting a bed bug boot camp next month. it's a free event on how to prevent and control the spread of bud bugs. the boot camp has been scheduled january 22 at san leandro
law enforcement agencies are cracking down on drunk drivers, setting up checkpoints in the north bay, south bay and peninsula, starting 6:00 tonight through new year's day. >>> a fry ride on muni today to celebrate the -- a free ride on muni today to celebrate the 100th birthday. terry mcsweeney is live at the west postal station. >> reporter: no unnecessary love, let's call it, for muni on is 100th birthday. riders are saying what muni needs to do, as we go forward is get it together, start running its trains on time. good news is muni's birthday wish for itself is the same thing. hop on a muni train or bus or cable car and it won't cost anything. happy birthday from muni, a system some love. >> i've been a lot of places i think muni is one of the greatest transportation lines. >> reporter: a system some don't love even on this special day. >> get serious about getting me places on time >> not good. really unreliable. i think, my opinion, you know, it is rare that it is ever on time. >> i agree with him. >> reporter: that comes from ed, a sometimes frustrated rider himself. down the
alan wong reports from san rafael. >> around the bay area law enforcement agencies are conducting driver's license checks and, if needed, a sobriety test. >> do what you have to do but don't drink and drive. >> apparently an extra reminder is needed. during the week before christmas the chp made 1,171 dui arrests statewide compared to 980 in 2011. fatalities were up more than double during this period. 39 compared to 14 last year. >> you know, i think people are a little more depressed this year. i think they are going out trying to find a relief for whatever pressures they have. >> i know a few. >> ben smith said he has friends who have had to pay the price for a dui arrest. >> it's expensive. i'm hearing different numbers. last time that i had a buddy, like $6,000 or something like that. i've heard $10,000. >> businesses, like the pier 15 restaurant and bar, say they will call a cab or drive a customer home themselves. they say it's worth it for both patron and customer. >> that's why we have returning customers all the time because we do care about our customers. >> they are of
, mountain view and san jose. alan wang reports from san rafael. >> around the bay area, law enforcement agencies are conducting drivers license checks and if needed a sobriety test. apparently an extra reminder is needed. during the week before christmas chp made a 1170 d.u.i. arrests statewide compared to 980 in 2011. fay fatalities were up more than double, 39 compared to 14 last year. >> people are more depressed and find a relief for whatever pressures they. >> have ben smith said he had friends for a d.u.i. arrest. >> i'm hearing different numbers. last time i had a buddy it was $6,000. i've heard $10,000. >> businesses like pier 15 restaurant and bars say they will call a cab or drive a customer home themselves. it's worth it both for patron and customer. >> we do care about our customers. >> they are offering water in between drinks. >> this new year's eve she is avoiding the drive altogether. >> on new year's eve we are going to have a party and spending the night there. >> a local law firm will provide free cab service in san francisco on new year's eve and bart will have exten
for a waiver from the no child left behind law. the law requires student scores in english and math to improve each year and reduces federal funding to states who don't. the sticking point is california's reluctance to evaluate teachers based on test scores. california's politically strong teachers unions have fought the change. 33 other states and district of columbia have granted waivers from the law. >>> next, flood waters causing problems in the north bay. terry mcsweeney will have a live report. >>> end of the year treat. how you can get a free ride courtesy of muni, later this week. mr >>> very goodies 26th, to you all. i'm katie marzullo in for kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. there are sales going on if you are headed to them,eb!a1 wl á encounter rain mike?i >> yesx shores more likely than a steady rain like yesterday we are on the back side of this storm. we have pockets of showers outtx there mainly north bay, sliding southeast. berkeley, emeryville, oakland, pacifica avenue, that's where some of the showers are the great highway over towards ocean
in the country. >>> if you are a homeowner here in california you will get foreclosure protection from a new law. providing homeowners with a single point of contact if they want loans modified. lenders will be banned from foreclosing while evaluating a request. homeowners can sue lenders who violate the new law. >> january 1st, plastic bags will no longer be available at stores in alameda county. stores will charge at least 10 cents for paper, plastic or produce -- plastic bags for produce will still be free. >>> 49ers' players and fans will have a happy new year thanks to sunday's win. the 9ers knocked off the cardinals 27-13. the victory made the 9ers winners of the nfc west, two years in a row. the playoff game will be held in san francisco january 12th, 5 in the evening.gzk yesterday's highlights including gore scoring 50 first rushing up down, day -- 51st rushing touchdown, a we get that important buy. >> good stuff. good stuff for the weather too. >> let's check in with mike. >>> it is going to be dry extended period of dry weather, good morning. a few high clouds the last three hours, o
due to richmond0s rein creased police force, going from 400 -- 40 howevers and now 140. >> one new law aims to crack down on underaged drinking aboard so-called party buses. am teenager died on a party bus. the law requires a chaperone to ride on party buses carrying downtown age passenger. >> california homeowner wilz get greater protection from foreclosure under another new law. it requires a large lender to provide home owners with a single point of contact if they want to have their mortgages modified, and there is a bon on foreclosure while negotiations are held. >> hillary clinton has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blood clot. the blood clot was revealed during a routine followup exam. a spokesman says secretary clinton will stay in a new york city hospital so doctors can monitor the medication she is taking. >>> no deal yet. the u.s. senate will return to capitol hill in the morning after failing to come up with a package today to avoid tomorrow night's fiscal cliff deadline. >> the leadership has again in good faith. just we're apart on some pretty big issues. >>
keeps language that allows law enforcement to that allows law enforcement  a warrant. zuckerberg got a privay lesson tripped up by the site's privacy policy and a family photo she posted for friendsv:whap sharedx>> good morning. you are looking live and emeryville. you won't see rain it is dry across the bay area only a break so enjoy it while you can. now. >>> business as usual for shoppers when the doors open this morning at are den fair mall in sacramento. -- the mall was unlock down yesterday after a fight broke out in the food court. you can see people running. police say the fight involved about 20 who took off running through the mall knocking over signs and shoppers. in the confusion some thought kagan gunman was firing shots, -- that was not the case. >> i imagined someone with a gun or just someone coming to the store and threatening us. >> we hid behind the jewelry i was like we need to ge
alan wang reports from san rafael. >> around the bay area law enforcement agencies are conducting driver's license checks and, if needed, a sobriety test. >> do what you have to do but don't drink and drive. >> apparently an extra reminder is needed. during the week before christmas the chp made 1,171dui arrests statewide compared to 980 in 2011. fatalities were up more than double during this period. 39 compared to 14 last year. >> you know, i think people are a little more depressed this year. i think they are going out trying to find a relief for whatever pressures they have. >> i know a few. >> ben smith said he has friends who have had to pay the price for a dui arrest. >> it's expensive. i'm hearing different numbers. last time that i had a buddy, like $6,000 or something like that. i've heard $10,000. >> businesses like the pier 15 restaurant and bar say they will call a cab or drive a customer home themselves. they say it's worth it for both patron and customer. >> that's why we have returning customers all the time because we do care about our customers. >> they are offer
now, patrol and local law enforcement launching a crack down on drunk drivers. du. i check points going up tonight throughout the bay area and will be running through new year's day. one lawmaker is proposing a solution, a new solution for getting repeat crunch drivers off the road its already being used in other states. we're live tonight with the details of the new proposal. david? >> well, the santa clara sount sounty -- count eye sheriff's office is planning on starting the check point here on stevens creek boulevard at 7:00 tonight but state senator along with a chp believed technology also could be a major deterrent. the thinking hind proposed crack down is to address what jerry hill says is a high rate of drunk driver who's don't  b. >> there are 161,000 dui arrests and convictions in california. in 27% were repeat offender autos a second conviction would require a driver to buy and install an ignition intercept device this, is video post bid several manufacturers showing how devices work. a breath sample is taken and the car starts only if a driver passes a test. law enfo
million to customers of check and go. he says the pay day lender skirted state law, giving loans online with rates of up to 400%. they will work with groups to identify borrowers. >> firefighters still on the scene of an apartment fire in oakland. crews inspected the building which is on 83rd avenue near international boulevard. no word yet on what caused this blaze. but damage seems to be concentrated at the rear of the building. >> a man is in custody after a standoff in a gas station in san francisco. sky 7 hd over the scene when police responded to a report of a man with a knife acting strangely. the man locked himself into a bathroom and took an hour and a half to talk him out. the person booked for disorderly conduct at san francisco police department mission station. >> a tow truck driver suffered injury whez crossed the center divide, hitting three oncoming cars. the driver is expected to recover. sky 7 is overhead at the time two. other drivers suffered injuries. the cause of the accident remains under investigation. >> well we know the next weather system is on the way. folks
with veteran law enforcement officials from los angeles and boston, it includes a return to neighborhood policing with five districts drawn. >>> state senator jerry hill of san mateo will introduce a bill to require repeat drunk drivers to blow into a breathalyzer before they hit the road even if sober. would it require ignition devices on vehicles after a driver's second conviction. the device requires a breath sample before the engine can start. right now it is up to the court to decide. >>> expect to see more officers on bay area streets tonight through new year's eve. the chp and other law enforcement agencies are cracking down. they are setting up dui checkpoints in the north bay, south bay and peninsula, starting 6:00 through monday night. >>> it is 4:35. high school senior faces possibility of being expelled after writing a poem that alarmed some at her san francisco school. the 17-year-old attends life learning academy. her poem talks about the shooting in connecticut. she red her poem and explained what she sees as its -- meaning to alan wang. >>> why are we oppressed by a dysfu
of alarming. around the bay area law enforcement agencies are conducting driver's license checks and if needed a sobriety test. >> do what you have to do, but don't drink and drive. >> apparently an extra reminder is needed. during the week before christmas, the chp made a thousand -- 1,170dui arrests statewide compared to 980 in 2011. fatalities were up more than double during this period. 39 compared to 14 last year. >> you know, i think people are a little more depressed this year. i think they are going out and trying to find a relief for whatever pressures they have. >> ben smith of walnut creek says he has friends who have had to pay the price for a dui arrest. >> it is expensive. i don't know. i am hearing different numbers. the last time i had a buddy it was like 6,000 or something like that. i heard $10,000. >> businesses like the pier15 restaurant and bars say they will call a cab or drive a customer home themselves. they say it is worth it for both patron and customer. >> and that's why we have returning customers all the time. we do care about our customers. >> they are offering wa
york and i say that was ryan seacrest. >> yes. everywhere, actually. >> hundreds of new state laws going into affect at midnight. one will regulate party buses. the law requires charter bus drivers and a chaperones to check ids of under aged passengers if there is alcohol on board. there is a similar law for limousines. bus drivers will face fines of up to $2,000. last july a woman fell off a party bus and was killed. all passengers were drunk. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 a blogger gives her teenager an iphone with a catch. >> also, around the clock preparations. finishing touches being tut putt on floats for the tournament of roses parade. >> into our 4:30 half hour, why alameda county could cost you extra in the new year. >> at 4:10 checking traffic. our first look this hour. a live view of the skyway, downtown. everybody getting ready for holidays. not much traffic to report. slower going left to right. better if you're on the ritd side of the screen headed southbound. stay with us. lots more still to come on >>> south of the sanford alums fans will take part of one of
children from russia. vladimir putin signed the bill into law, banning adoptions, a few hours ago. the law also stops dozens of adoptions currently underway. americans have adopted more than 60,000 russian children since the fall of the soviet union. some say the ban is retaliation for a u.s. law that calls for sanctions against russian s who violate human rights. >>> president obama will immediate -- meet with leaders from capitol hill hoping to avoid the fiscal cliff. spending cuts and tax hikes will go into effect unless lawmakers can broker a deal. >> reporter:cx$z president obama will4zkn:eÑ with congressional leaders later today at the white house. it may be too late for a deal. there are just four days left before the fiscal cliff deadline. >> i have to be honest mr. president, i don't know timewise how it can happen now.((?u >> reporter: harry reid lashed out at house speaker bane area out at house speaker bane area caution him ofrm" dictatorship. >> boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> reporter: republican
are not going to have to fall off. >>> the notorious party night of new year's eve is hours away. law enforcement has already been cracking down on drunk drivers. chp arrested 123 people for dui over the weekend in the bay area that. number is down from the same time last year, when officers busted 161 drivers. there were no fatal crashes over the past two days this time last year. two people have been killed on bay area roads. >>> to help prevent you from getting a dui transportation companies are offering lots of perks for new year's eve if you you are coming into san francisco. bart will be running trains every 20 minutes until 3:00 in the morning new year's day. trains from pittsburg, bay point and richmond will stop first at the montgomery street station, not embarcadero. muni service will be free from 8 at night until 6 a.m.. caltrain and sam transes, free beginning at 11 p.m.. >>> -- [ inaudible ] [ inaudible ] [ unintelligible ] >>> [ unintelligible ] >>> >> finally the rain has stopped. it seemed like forever. >> it did the. -- >>> the winds out there, katie made a good point
to honor those firefighters who died. today's arrest shows how seriously law enforcement is about going after anyone in trying to prosecute them, who are connected with this terrible crime, even though, david, the shooter himself is dead. >> such a horrific plot. ron, thanks to you. >>> with millions of americans on vacation this holiday, an unwelcome headline for hundreds of apparentlies on -- passengers on two separate cruise ships. their holiday trips turned into a nightmare when many of them became very sick. matt gutman is in miami. >> reporter: it advertises comfort, luxury, and fine dining. >> now sailing on the grandest ocean liner ever, the "queen mary 2." >> reporter: but now the colossal ocean liner is one of three cruises just this week to be rocked by mass outbreaks of the stomach flu. 194 "queen mary" passengers reported contracting the bug, believed to be the highly contagious norovirus. >> it can even resist most of the disinfectants that are normally used to clean environmental surfaces. >> reporter: so you can just touch something like this and put it to your mouth and
station. brother-in-law says he feels a bit numb. >> i want to cry but i -- really hard. >> friends and relatives cling to each while some cry or stare out into space. they can't believe the miss fortune that hit the family. the snawrnl -- sister-in-law that's lost everything in a fire in the home on christmas day, and they're trying to raise enough money to bury father and son in mexico city. friends set up a bank account to help the mother and daughter with living and funeral expenses. if you wish to donate, you can log on to abc-7 news.com and click on "see it on tv". the information on how to donate is there. reporting live in marin county, abc-7 news. >> ama: friends of the man shot and killed by walnut creek police held a vigil at the salon where he worked. they came to remember anthony banta, jr. police responded to a nine one one call with a woman scream income the background. officers said he had a weapon but doesn't say what it was. >> he took --... >> a good man. he had a future. >> ama: the officers involved are on paid leave, which is normal procedure. >>> we have new i
matter for comedian cat williams. his latest run in with the law. and then at 11:35, a bounty on the [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant bailed out of jail after his latest run in with the law. police arrested williams on charges of child endangerment and being in possession of a stolen gun. williams' arrest came after child welfare officials checked his home on friday. he was arrested earlier this month on a felony warrant. the warrant relighted -- related to a police chase. he was accused of hitting a man with a bottle in november. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is in hospital after her doctors discovered a blood clot steming from a concussion. they discovered it during a routine follow-up. secretary clinton will stay in the hospital in ne
in with the law. and then at 11:35, a bounty on the >>> comedian cat williams has bailed out of jail after his latest run in with the law. police arrested williams on charges of child endangerment and being in possession of a stolen gun. williams' arrest came after child welfare officials checked his home on friday. he was arrested earlier this month on a felony warrant. the warrant relighted -- related to a police chase. he was accused of hitting a man with a bottle in november. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is in hospital after her doctors discovered a blood clot steming from a concussion. they discovered it during a routine follow-up. secretary clinton will stay in the hospital in new york city for two days so doctors can monitor the medication she is taking. the 65-year-old fainted and hit her head earlier this month after after dehydrated and week as she recovered from a stomach virus. >>> former president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care in a houston hospital where he is recovering from complications of bronchitis. it is one day after barbara bush made a call to the oak
for a waiver from the no child left behind law. the law requires student test scores in english and math to improve each year and reduces federal funding to states where students don't. the sticking point is california's reluctance to evaluate teachers based on test scores. california's politically strong teachers' union has fought the change. 33 other states and the district of columbia have been granted waiverers from the law with >>> stores are going to be packed today with after christmas shoppers, some will be making returns. the change one retailer is making to its return policy >>> home theater systems offer great sound for your home. michael finney and consumer reports ahead with the money saving option if you are tight on cash. >>> we continue to track showers across the bay area. mike will be back with your forecast and what to expect for the morning commute. >>> good morning i'm katie marzullo in for kristen sze this morning. >>> i'm eric thomas. it is the day after christmas. it means more rain. >>> good morning. live doppler, scattered pockets of showers light
the misfortune that has hit this family. the sister-in-law, gloria, said the escamillos recently lost all they owned in a house fire the week before christmas day. the family is trying to raise enough money to bury father and son in their native mexico city. friends have set up a bank account to pay for funeral and moving expenses. if you wish to contribute you can click on our website and the information is there on "see it on tv." abc7 news. >> next month officials in marin will open up five location to buy back guns and violent videos, using almost $15,000 in donations collected so far. the donations included $10,000 from the marin community foundation, according to our media partner, the marin independent journal. $5,000 in donations come from private donors. this has the added twist of buying back violent video games. it was first proposed by the marin district attorney after the connecticut school shooting tragedy. >>> the family of a 23-year-old man who has been missing since he jumped into a creek to evade a sobriety test on christmas eve is offering a $5,000 reward to find him. t
and sellers dealing with the prospects of stricter gun control laws? >> [ unintelligible ] len is live from the new york stock exchange. >>> good morning. if you -- if you happened to see the hobbit this weekend, not alone the first of the three movies, was the top grossing film in the u.s. and canada for a second weekend over 36 million dollars in sales. speaking of sales, let's talk about gun sales. we know enthusiasts are concerned president obama is going to be behind an implementation of new gun control laws which would make it harder to get a weapon. folks have been flocking online, weapon sights with which matches buyers and sellers, some sellers require a background check most do not. that's because federal law does not require it for guns sold privately. let's look at what is happening in the markets. 19 minutes into the trading session, declines today, that going to add to the losses friday bloomberg index lower and the backdrop is what is happening or not in washington. get this, new tax established by affordable care act on medical devices from syringes to pacemakers may cause m
:00 p.m. they were pronounced dead after arriving the coast guard station. brother-in-law says he feels a bit numb. >> i want to cry but i -- really hard. >> friends and relatives cling to each while some cry or stare out into space. they can't believe the hit fortune that hit the family. the snawrnl -- sister-in-law that's lost everything in a fire in the home on christmas day, and they're trying to raise enough money to bury father and son in mexico city. friends set up a bank account to help the mother and daughter with living and funeral expenses. if you wish to donate, you can log on to abc-7 news.com and click on "see it on tv". the information on how to donate is there. reporting live in marin county, abc-7 news. >> ama: friends of the man shot and killed by walnut creek police held a vigil at the salon where he worked. they came to remember anthony banta, jr. police responded to a nine one one call with a woman scream income the background. officers said he had a weapon but doesn't say what it was. >> he took --... >> a good man. he had a future. >> ama: the officers involved ar
the bill, the 1949 law would kick in. and that would force the government to pay dairy farmers much higher prices for their milk, pushing costs up all across the board. >>> another day, another upbeat report on the rebounding housing market. sales of new homes jumped 4.4% between october and november. the fastest pace in more than 2 1/2 years. overall, new home sales are up 15% over the past year. >>> and still, with the economy, a sign of the rebounding u.s. auto industry. ford will spend more than $750 million to expand a half-dozen manufacturing plants in michigan. that will create more than 2,300 jobs and save 3,000 others. it's part of the company's commitment to invest $6.2 billion in its u.s. plants and create 12,000 jobs by 2015. >>> there are movie flops. and then, there's the 2012 film that's the biggest flop of all-time. christian slater's indy cop horror film "payback" grossed a total of $264. box office mojo crunched the numbers and found that "payback" played in one theater last spring. if you're counting, that means a couple dozen people decided to buy tickets. >> you know w
change in gun law, he either refused to answer or changed the subject. he finished by saying the gun is the tool. the problem is the criminal. >> let me ask you about another washington story. we're nine days away from going over the fiscal cliff. any progress to speak of today? >> there are a number of members of congress today asking that the president and the speaker try one more time. both republicans and democrats in the senate are saying the chances of that big debt-reducing deal really are lost. it's now a small deal, they expect it out of the senate probably later this week. >> david kerley reporting from washington tonight. thank you. >>> speaking of president obama, he attended the burial today of long-time hawaii senator, daniel inouye. it was a 19-gun salute when the senator's coffin arrived at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific. senator inouye was the first japanese american elected to both houses of congress. he was also the second longest serving senator in american history. he was 88 years old. >> the other big story we're following tonight, with a third of
is igniting a firestorm among human rights activists, saying this law victimizes children to make a political point. now, the u.s. is the biggest destination for adopted russian children. some 60,000 of them have been given homes by americans since the fall of the soviet union. what's more heart breaking, there's nearly 52 children in the process of being adopted by american families right now. in some cases, families who have been waiting years to complete the adoption process. so, this new law will now block those kids from leaving russia. meaning, they will not be coming to the u.s. and given a new home. and so far, the u.s. has not responded. josh? >> thank you. amy? >> heartbreaking story there, josh. >>> we do have breaking weather news, though. much of the country under a blanket of snow. and sam's telling us, there's more snow on the way. >> watching this storm develop this morning, amy. good morning, everybody. 64% of the country now has the white stuff on the ground. let's show you some pictures out of maine, and the storm exiting that area. caused gusting winds up and down maine. l
is debating whether to sign it. the bill is in response to a new u.s. law calling for sanctions for russia found to have violated human rights 46 children about to be adopted by u.s. citizens will stay in russia, if the bill is signed. >>> president obama is cutting short his holiday to resume fiscal cliff negotiations. the white house says the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts set to go into effect january. the first lady and the couple's two daughters will remain in hawaii for another 10 days. >>> for the first time starbucks' employees are being asked to write other than names on cups. the chain is asking employees in washington, d.c. to scribble the words "come together." as a message to lawmakers to settle the fiscal cliff. >> some spots blue skies, some parts grey clouds. >> interesting the colors you will see out there rainbow colors out there and we've had some in the south baylor, i'll show you one from mountain view, san jose we just had moderate r
agree to one change in gun laws. he refruzed to answer or chanled the subject. he said the gun is a tool, the problem are criminals. david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> in other news this morning, a veteran of capitol hill was laid to rest in his home state of hawaii. in attendance was president obama. a 19-cannon salute was fired at senator daniel inouye's funeral. he died laths week at the age of 88. >>> new insight into mitt romney's failed presidential run. tagg romney says his dad never wanted the top job. he wanted to be president less than anyone i have met in my life, says tagg. he said his father is a very private person who simply does not like attention. >> interesting field to get into if you don't like attention. >>> out in space, a unique holiday show going on. jupiter and the moon will be in con vux in the evening. they're already close together in the sky and bright enough to be visible around the world, even if you're in a big city. >> with a home telescope you can see the moons, the mountains, the krarts. with the naked eye, you'll be able to see the show. enjoy a l
. some people forgot their um brrrr brel laws and had to make a dash, but made do. >>> if you are flying or picking somebody up from the airport, call ahead. sfo says weather is delaying some flights an average of 60 to as much as 90 minutes. no major delays at san jose or oakland, just sfo. flightto thet information check out the flight tracker on our website, abc7news.com. >>> a stretch of highway 1 south of big surrey mains closed -- big sur remains closed after rock slides from a weekend storm. the slide happened sunday afternoon after the heavy rain we got. crews are working to clear the debris and to repair a 60n of td roadway. here are the specific stretch we are talking about. no word when it will re-open. officials hope to have one lane open later this week. >>> the rain here means heavy snow in the sierra, but it is causing traffic problems, mainly because everybody has the same idea. and that idea is get up to the slopes. highway 180 was packed with cars going to squaw valley. the constant snow made it slow going and it made one man realize he needed chains. >> we decided to s
raichlt plan out laind today and it calls for consult with veteran law enforcement officials from los angeles boston and former chief william brat ton and return to community neighborhood police with 5 districts drawn throughout the city. new aggressive effort to try to control some of the street violence that has really become such a mainly problem in the city of 0oakland by. to see a chap in the weather once again. sandy is here with live doppler 7 hd. >> yes dan. we are already seeing signs of change in the form of clouds. we will be seeing rain by tomorrow afternoon in some spots let's check out live doppler 7 hd clouds moving in and high level clouds. check out the computer animation 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. we are going to see rain in the north bay possibly snow indicated by the blue way to the north around lake couldn't and the mountains. rain snow mix certainly possible down around ukiah and 7:00 p.m. rain in the north bay around the santa cruz mountains didn't reach all areas. skirting the coast and keeping it in the north bay by 11:00 p.m. rain light to moderate intensi
nas masa ker happening two weeks ago. >> at least one law enforcement official responding to the national rifle association's call to book armed cops in schools. following what happened in the controversial sheriff considering placing an armed volunteer sheriff deputy near schools. >> this is when they're going to be talking about the guns now, but i have the certainmt>"f resources at my disposal. i'm not going talk about it. i'm going to do it. >> the group usually patrols shopping balls but he says may extend the tour to keep schools safe. volume lun tears won't be patrolling on campus, but rather, around school autos still ahead an arrest today of a shooting ambush that left two firefighters dead. why police say a neighbor helped with the attack. >> late movement on a possible tax cut deal. new details on what could keep the nation from falling off the fiscal cliff. >> there is an app for just about everything, now, being cute on video. >>> there is movement in wad on a possibly tax cut deal that could avoid the dread td fiscal cliff. president met with house and senate
up is a story that means a lot to lawyers like me. the new year means a batch of new laws for states across the country. more than 800 in california alone go into effect tuesday morning, ranging from minor traffic regulations to the recognition of same-sex marriage to some that are bizarre. linsey davis joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning, dan. employers asking for your login info will be a thing of the past. in several states. lots of new laws on the book. scratching your head, something to make you say, hmm. when the ball drops monday night, it's all about out with the old and in with the new. new laws, that is. some that are rather unusual. like public act 97-743 in illinois. which imposes a $1,000 fine on anyone what pops a wheelie on a motorcycle while speeding. come tuesday at 12:01, concord, massachusetts, will be the first community in the nation to outlaw plastic bottles. yes, consider these containers contraband. in the sunshine state, don't flash your headlights to warn drivers of a speeding trap or you'll get pulled over. you might have better luck in california
news, washington. >>> the president signed a sweeping wiretap law. they can do it without obtaining a court order for each intercept. the program would have expired today. >>> there's been a medical setback for hugo chavez. his vice president said he suffered new complications and described his condition as delicate. he's not been seen or heard from since undergoing a fourth cancer-related surgery earlier in the month. >>> a woman charged with pushing man to his death at a subway track is going to undergo a medical evaluation. this morning, "the new york times" reports that she's been arrested twice in the past for violent confrontation with total strangers. >>> back to the bargaining table today for represents of the nhl and the players' union. it's the first time in weeks that the sides are meeting fais to fais to end the ongoing lockout. the nhl offered a new proposal last thursday. >>> the nfl's second season is upon us. 12 teams still alive. 20 teams going home. sunday's highlights now from espn. >> cassidy hubbarth here with your "sportscenter" update. adrian peterson, 208 yar
the misfortune that has hit this family. the sister-in-law gloria said escamillo recently lost all they owned in a house fire the week before christmas day. family is trying to raise enough money to bury father and son in their native mexico city. they are setting up a fund to pay for funeral and moving expenses. if you wish to contribute you can click on our website and the information is there on "see it on tv." abc7 news. >>> and police in oakland are searching for few masked gunmen in a robbery at a restaurant. it happened at 9:00 last night at international boulevard and clinton square. the gunman robbed four customers and an employee of cash, cell phones and jewelry. they took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. no one was injured. >>> church leaders and community members came together yesterday trying to spread a powerful message. organizers of the rally say they are tired of senseless violence everywhere. they are calling for a not ban on assault weapons and high capacity clips and are demanding the city of oakland make public safety a priority. >>> next month officials i
control laws. the debate reaches a new intensity after the newtown tragedy. >> as the nra and gun rights advocates explain their renewed positions. it's monday, december 24. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. merry christmas eve. i'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. >> i know you're thrilled to be working overnights this christmas weekend. >> great to be in new york. >> you're an l.a. girl in new york and you love the cold weather here. you've seen all the lights and the trees. so you're enjoying the big apple. >> beautiful. >> good to have you back. i know it's tough working the holiday week. thanks for sticking it out with us. >> you make it easy. >> i try, i try. it's the vodka. shut up, willis. good morning, everybody. happy christmas eve again. the debate over firearms will not subside. that's for sure. as the nation celebrates this holiday season, that is our top story. also this half hour, this story kind of really blew my mind here. no one saw this coming. some post-election comments from inside mitt romney's family, the comments raising a lot of politica
to settle this fiscal cliff issue. >> jipgs president morsi signed the country's new constitution into law today. >> he called on the opposition to the opposition restricted the new constitution. >> the parts were draft bid islamist leaders. morsi revoked sweeping powers he granted himself last month. saying they were in necessary to get a referendum on the constitution. >> in syria, president assad's commander says he was defecting and joining the open sismgs he was one of the most senior members of the inner circle saying he defected because the army had been turned into a gang to kill and destroy during the 20 month uprising against president assad. >>"Áq russia's parliament approved a measure to ban americans from adopting russian children. the bill is a resfons a new u.s. law calling for sanctions against russians found to have violated human rights. official says 46 children about to be adopted by american citizens will stay in russia if this bill is signed. >> nelson mandela is back home. the 94-year-old had been in the hospital since december 8th diagnosed with a lung inzpex had a
law legalizing same-sex marriage went into effect at midnight, 12:01 a.m. today. some ceremonies were held overnight. same-sex marriage became legal in maryland on tuesday. become legal on tuesday. >>> and finally, talk about living on the edge. in massachusetts, several homes on plum island are in danger of plunging into the atlantic ocean. thursday's storms and pounding waves are threatening their foundations. two homes are so unstable the homeowners can't get inside to retrieve their belongings. >>> now, time to ginger and the weather. >> pittsburgh, getting more snow this morning. and they're about 27 of so getting up early this morning. some more cold air behind it. and the snowstorm we've been talking about before the broadcast, now moving into northeast new england. winter storm warnings there in pink. and the lows combine. it will be rainy in parts of the carolinas. but then it will start to intensify and drop snow in connecticut, rhode island and massachusetts, in the heart of where all that snow will intensify. back into parts of new york and pennsylvania. you'll still get s
-ins with the law. in july paul died at the age of 24. we were unable to find out the cause of death nor were we successful in contacting his brother colbert. chris was one of the officers who shot and killed the tiger. he later received a medal of valor. >> i have never personally seen a tiger maul a human in my lif life. that's something i will never forget. >>reporter: he an his partner among the first to respond to the radio call. they saw paramedic by the tiger pit working on suisse a then they rushed to the another call. second victim was outside the terrace cafe. >> he was in seated position. bleeding profusely tiger sitting at his feet. guarding him. just sitting there. >>reporter: he and his partner came out of the car yelling. screaming. trying to divert the tiger away from one of the brothers. tattiana suddenly veered toward them. when she was about 20 yards away he decided to fire his handgun. first shot struck at that time i don't know a in the chest. but she kept coming. >> i hit the other side of the chest. flinches now starting to pick up speed. coming faster. shoot
relatives. >> also at 6:00, the new year brings new hope for struggling home owners in california. a law designed to keep people in their homes and avoid foreclosure. abc-7 at 6:00 starts right now. >> ama: we begin with developing news. several people are injured when a car careens into a funeral home chap until the middle of a service. thank you for joining us. it happened this afternoon at the funeral chapel on clayton road in concord. lillian? reporter: the front of of the funeral chapel is badly damaged. it's now boarded up. concord police say teenagers are to blame for this, teen yaleers who were racing. it happened this afternoon. a 16 or 17-year-old driver was rating another car. he then lost control and slammed into the concord funeral chapel. and he his teenage passenger were said to be, quote, banged up pretty good and they are in the hospital, listed in serious bit stable condition. an elderly man was taken to the hospital, he was in the lobby and received minor scrapes for flying debris. the funeral director is grateful no one was seriously injured, although it could have be
with veteran law enforcement officials from los angeles boston and former chief william brat ton and return to community neighborhood police with 5 districts drawn throughout the city. new aggressive effort to try to control some of the street violence that has really become such a mainly problem in the city of 0oakland by. to see a chap in the weather once again. sandy is here with live doppler 7 hd. >> yes dan. we are already seeing signs of change in the form of clouds. we will be seeing rain by tomorrow afternoon in some spots let's check out live doppler 7 hd clouds moving in and high level clouds. check out the computer animation 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. we are going to see rain in the north bay possibly snow indicated by the blue way to the north around lake couldn't and the mountains. rain snow mix certainly possible down around ukiah and 7:00 p.m. rain in the north bay around the santa cruz mountains didn't reach all areas. skirting the coast and keeping it in the north bay by 11:00 p.m. rain light to moderate intensity in the east bay. will you be able to put the umbrella aw
there is expected to approve a measure outlawing the practice. it's in retaliation for a u.s. law that calls for sanctions against russians seen to be human rights violators. there's 740,000 children without parental custody in russia. more than 60,000 russian children have been adopted in the u.s. in the last 20 years. >>> some encouraging news from south africa this morning, where nelson mandela is said to be in good spirits. the former president has been in the hospital since the beginning of december. yesterday, he got a visit from the country's current president, jacob zuma, who said mandela is looking better. zuma also said doctors are happy with the progress that mandela is making. >>> still, overseas in australia, shoppers there have had a full day in the stores. they've been doing their so-called boxing day shopping. and they're doing a lot of it. today's actually the busiest shopping day of the year down under. analysts say both men and women were buying up the latest fashions. with men going for surprise gadgets. and women, for homewares. >>> meantime, back here at home, a special
has never been in trouble with the law and in fact, wanted to become a police officer. gina did not seem to ak naj noj family or friends packing the courtroom today. some of them wiping tears. the 23-year-old san francisco woman is accused of being drunk behind the wheel, and then, taking off after plowing her car into a group of pedestrians last week. they had been walking along td road by the scenic twin peaks vista point. the 56-year-old visiting from china, was killed when she was knocked down the hillside. her son and two other friends were injured. >> according to her attorney, eunice may have learned rights in school. >> she was a quarter short of graduating from college. studying criminal justice, hoping to become a police officer. >> now, she's in custody on $2 million bail, facing four felonies including vehicular manslaughter, if she's able to post bail the judge ordered thor wear an alcohol monitor to refrain from driving. the district attorney says this case will be handled in his words, very aggressively. >> in this particular defendant was not only causing a trage
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